The Linda S. Bridge California Nurses Association Collection primarily consists of materials used in the unionization of registered nurses at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, ensuing contract negotiations, and the implementation of those contracts. There is also a small amount of material that includes statewide union initiatives. Materials include articles, California Nurses Association membership packet and union information, the California Nurses Association nurse representative manual and information, correspondence, grievances, notes, pamphlets and working papers. The collection has been organized into two series: California Nurses Association Organization Papers (2001-2007), and California Nurses Association Representative Papers (1987-2007).
Series I, California Nurses Association Organization Papers, documents the state-wide nurses association and includes the articles of incorporation and by-laws of California Nurses Association, agreements between California Nurses Association and Catholic Healthcare West hospitals in California, and other materials concerning state-wide union initiatives, such as Nurses versus Arnold. The original titles have been kept and the folders are arranged alphabetically.
Series II, California Nurses Association Representative Papers, documents Ms. Bridge’s role as a Nurse Representative of the California Nurses Association. Materials include the California Nurses Association nurse representative manual and conference information as well as negotiation material and contract agreements between Catholic Healthcare West/Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center and Caregiver and Healthcare Employees Union. Other records include case management policies and procedures, and Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center grievances. The original titles have been kept and the folders are arranged alphabetically.